With the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time to tackle that building project. However, tearing something down isn’t as easy as it seems.
Before you start any demolition job, ensure you consult a professional. Keep in mind, though, that not all demolition contractors are the same. Your contractor should be efficient and have the skills and expertise to handle any demolition job.
Here at Boland Contracting we have the expertise to work with you to get the very best results.
Here are four key tips to find the perfect demolition contractor.
1. Look For Experience
Despite appearances, demolition is a complex process, with the potential to unleash toxic substances. As such, it’s vital to hire a professional demolition contractor who is qualified to handle hazardous materials.
And, no two demolition projects are the same. So, we recommend looking for a contractor with years of experience in a variety of demolition projects. You can easily verify their experience by conducting an interview, checking their website, and reading customer reviews online.
2. A Reasonable Timeline
In any renovation project, a comprehensive timeline is absolutely essential. Most buildings have a strict completion deadline and no other builders involved in the project can start their jobs before demolition is totally completed.
First, look into the contractor’s track record of finishing demolition projects on time. This way, you’ll know if they can meet the deadline you have set.
Remember, though, there are several factors that can influence the project schedule. Your contractor will need all the necessary equipment and a workforce ready to start immediately. With this information, you’ll be able to schedule everything else (i.e. builders, carpenters, etc.).
3. Compliance with Safety Standards
No matter the scope of the project, demolition is a perilous job. To ensure your safety, as well as their own, the contractor you choose must be familiar with all current safety standards.
Not only this, but contractors should demonstrate their ability to put these safety standards into practice. Most importantly, though, demolition contractors must have a licence to undertake their work.
And for successful residential and commercial demolition, check that your contractor has either a Class A or Class B licence. These detail exactly what they can remove.
4. Ask for An Estimate
Both demolition and rebuilding can be quite a costly process. So, before choosing any building contractor, ensure you get a comprehensive estimate. Knowing whether a contractor can fit your budget will make the selection process much easier.
Experienced contractors offer you a free estimate. They will provide you with a detailed proposal that outlines: the scope of the work, how much the entire project will cost, and what is required labour, equipment, and more.
A detailed estimate should itemise every aspect of the job. This way, you’ll know exactly what to expect, and there are no surprises. When you receive several estimates from contractors, make sure you read all the fine print.
Are you excited to undertake your next building project?
Before any building job, you’ll need a thorough demolition.